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CornerStone Vol. 24, No. 1, Spring 2014
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More Than Skin Deep: One Woman’s Dramatic Weight Loss Journey
NYU Winthrop Named Among America’s Best Breast Centers
Local Resident Presents Generous Gift to NYU Winthrop
One Family’s Most Momentous Gift in Gratitude for Lifesaving Care
NYU Winthrop Celebrates Opening of State-of-the-Art Electrophysiology Lab
NYU Winthrop Offers Relief to Longtime Sufferers of Endometriosis
Mothers and Babies Find Support for Healthy Pregnancy and Delivery at NYU Winthrop
Unique Sports Medicine Program Scores Big Among Local Athletes and Coaches
NYU Winthrop Named to Top 100 of the 2013 HomeCare Elite(TM)
Gala Raises more than $900,000 for NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Offers Bite of Hope to Pediatric Diabetes Patients
Yuletide Ball Raises Over $160,000 for Child Life Program
Once again, Local Foundation Garners Outstanding Support for NYU Winthrop
The Michael Magro Foundation Education Program
NYU Winthrop Event Rocks to Beat Pediatric Cancer
Local Kiwanis Club Shows Continued Support for NYU Winthrop
Special Visits Brighten Young Patients' Days
Golfing for a Cause
Diabetes Education Center Kicks Off 35th Anniversary Celebration with a Special Celebrity
Grateful Patient Gives Back to NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Celebrates Grand Reopening of the Hempstead High School Health Center
Mothers and Daughters Gather in Support of NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Hospital: Committed to Addressing Public Health Needs of the Community
Former Senator's Final "Extend the Holidays" Toy Drive Proves to be the Best One Yet
Overcoming Pancreatic Cancer is Music to One Man’s Ears

Former Senator's Final "Extend the Holidays" Toy Drive Proves to be the Best One Yet

Former Senator Charles J. Fuschillo (center) joins with John F. Collins, President and CEO of NYU Winthrop (fifth from left), Assemblyman David G. McDonough (District 14), members of NYU Winthrop staff and students at Calhoun High School at the "Extend the Holidays" toy drive.

In what proved to be the most successful toy drive that he organized at NYU Winthrop since starting them in 1998, former Senator Charles J. Fuschillo visited NYU Winthrop on December 30, 2013, delivering more than 2,000 toys collected through his final "Extend the Holidays" toy drive and bringing smiles to pediatric patients in the Hospital.

Representatives from the Nassau County Sheriff Correction Officer's Benevolent Association, Laborers Local 66, and Local 1298, along with members of Calhoun High School's Student Council, all of whom participated in the program, joined with the then-Senator in delivering the toys, which are given out to patients throughout the entire year.

Little Daniela Portanova (center), her mom, Angela (right), and grandma, Michelle Martone, were all smiles thanks to a visit from Former Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., who came to NYU Winthrop bearing loads of toys during his final "Extend the Holidays" visit.

"It's amazing to see how many toys have been collected this year. This really is the gift that keeps on giving all year long," said Mr. Fuschillo.

"We are thankful for the Senator's generosity and establishing a tradition that has no doubt brought many groups together over the years for the benefit of our patients," said John F. Collins, President and CEO of NYU Winthrop. "This wonderful outpouring of kindness not only brightens the lives of our young patients today, but throughout the entire year, and we thank former Senator Fuschillo for being so instrumental in making this happen."